Profitec Pro 700 chirping sounds from the group during brew [SOLVED]

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F1
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Postby F1 » Jan 08, 2016, 1:36 pm

I remember somebody mentioning this problem in another Profitec 700 thread. No reason or solution was mentioned at the time. Anyway, I have the same sound coming from the group when the basket reaches full pressure(9bar). In the other thread it was described as a dolphin call sound and that is exactly how it sounds like. The sound lasts between 1 and 2 seconds and happens 8 out of 10 times now. It happens with coffee in the basket and with the backflush disk. I have had this issue since the machine was new a few months ago, but it has gotten more frequent as time has passed.

Did any of the Profitec 700 owners find a cause/solution to this?

spearfish25
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Postby spearfish25 » Jan 08, 2016, 2:52 pm

A video might be helpful but I think you're describing the sound as one of the seals engages as the system pressurizes. It's always worse after a chemical backflush and then after 20-30 shots it mostly goes away. It's just a lube issue and coffee oils are usually enough to make it go away.

F1
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Postby F1 » Jan 08, 2016, 3:59 pm

It had this sound from the moment I got it. I guess Profitec went cheap on the lube at the factory. I'll put some lube on the valves over the weekend and report back.

F1
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Postby F1 » Jan 21, 2016, 2:00 am

It turned out to be lube or lack thereof. I unscrewed the mushroom and put a tiny bit of lube on the brew valve tip only. It's been a week and about 20 shots later no chirping sound.

Don Task
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Postby Don Task » Jan 22, 2016, 5:12 pm

F1 wrote:It turned out to be lube or lack thereof. I unscrewed the mushroom and put a tiny bit of lube on the brew valve tip only. It's been a week and about 20 shots later no chirping sound.


Thanks for the followup! Greatly appreciated! :D

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spearfish25
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Postby spearfish25 » Jan 22, 2016, 8:57 pm

Agree fully. I guess some problems just don't get solved though.

 
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